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Pioneers: The Archegos Principle

  There’s a word that crops up four times in the New Testament in relation to Jesus. It’s archegos. According to Philip Hughes, “It signifies one who is both the source or initiator and then leader, one who takes the first … Continue reading

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How does God make us holy? (1)

  My conviction is this: that the desire to be approved of is implanted in our DNA. It’s the way we are made. In the wrong way, this is nothing more than a cringing neediness. It’s quite repellent when you … Continue reading

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“Don’t Quit – Do it.” Wesley to Wilberforce

  In his late eighties, propped up on a sickbed in Balham, John Wesley penned a letter which turned out to be the last one he ever wrote. It was to a young politician, in his early thirties, who had … Continue reading

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The personal work of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Rom 8)

Do you think that God would ever ask you to do something  that you were unable to accomplish? The answer is a glorious YES. It must be so, for the sake of His glory. If we only do the things … Continue reading

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Called to holiness

There is a call upon us. It’s something that cannot be avoided or deflected. It’s like a jury summons or being conscripted into military service. You ignore it at your peril. It’s a call to holiness. God demands holiness in … Continue reading

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Scougal: Life of God in the Soul of Man 1677 (Interpreting Romans 8)

In 1677, Henry Scougal’s famous book,  The Life of God in the Soul of Man, there is  a classic interpretation of Romans 8. Broadly speaking, it is that true religion is essentially an inward, free, self-moving principle of divine life, … Continue reading

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How to stop the voices that condemn you (Rom 8:1-10)

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what … Continue reading

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